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all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. moving forward, the president says he'll work across party lines to focus on a number of issues including the economy, tax reform, and immigration policy. >> the next big thing. bigad shaban in chicago. thank you so much. meanwhile exit polls found a divide among race and generations. the president's share of white voters shrunk from 2008. with more, here is anthony mason. >> here are three key groups that helped put the president over the top. the first was women. he won women 55% to 43%. that's about the same margin he won them by in 2008. he also won hispanics 69% to 29%. that's an improvement over how he did four years ago and they're a larger part of the electorate now. they were 10% this time around. four years ago, they were just 9%. finally he won young voters 50% to 36%. not as good as he did four years ago, but still an overwhelming victory among young voters. and when they left
to legalize marijuana in colorado and washington state. as carpter evans explains, it's complicated. and the sound of music. john bentley visits the only school teaching afghan students about their musical heritage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> brennan: good evening. i'm margaret brennan. there is no cease-fire as yet between israel and hamas militants in gaza, though diplomatic efforts are under way. here's the latest-- israel says it's launched nearly 200 airstrikes against more than 800 targets. gaza officials say today's strikes killed 12 people, including eight militants. all told, 42 palestinians and three israeli civilians have been killed in four days of fighting. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up, this antimissile battery in tel aviv interpreted a long-range rocket aimed at the hate of israel's commercial capital. five such batteries, called iron dome, have been keploid and three more are being rushed into production. in an expansion of the air war against hamas, the israelis struck the office
>> pelley: tonight, can they fix washington now? the politicians who brought us gridlock are reelected. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, dean reynolds and anthony mason. a countdown begins to automatic tax increases and huge budget cuts. wyatt andrews on the fiscal cliff. a nor'easter bears down on shores ravaged by sandy. ben tracy is there. we'll have the forecast. >> i don't know if we can mentally handle another storm. >> pelley: and one secret to the president's success was the changing face of america. anna werner on the new voters who helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack
, the washington field office of the f.b.i. has been investigating the possible misuse of campaign funds, according to federal sources, who say discussions about a possible plea deal began in just the past few weeks. today, for the first time, jackson acknowledged that investigation. a plea deal does not appear to be imminent, jeff. late today, jackson's lawyers put out a written statement in which they said, "we hope to negotiate a fair resolution of the matter, but the process could take several months." >> glor: chip reid, thank you. congress and the president have just 40 days to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. when the ball drops on new year's eve, tax hikes and severe spending cuts will kick in automatically unless a deal is reached. wyatt andrews spoke with two men who say they know how it should be done, if only washington would listen. >> reporter: two years ago, the fiscal commission chaired by democrat erskine bowles and former republican senator alan simpson proposed every basic element of the fiscal cliff solution being discussed now. their plan was a mixture of higher taxes, lower
to the middle east to try to stop a ground war in gaza. >>> new signs of progress in washington as both parties feel pressure over the approaching fiscal cliff. >>> dramatic video renews the debate overuse of tasers. a woman goes into cardiac arrest after being shocked by police. we'll hear from her. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >>> another morning has brought a new round of rocket fire from israel and hamas. the conflict now in its seventh day. >> secretary of state clinton heads to the middle east to defuse the gaza crisis. >>> officials have been saying that some kind of a truce agreement may be imminent. secretary of state clinton will be meeting with benjamin netanyahu. >> thousands of u.s. marines are on the move. u.s. navy warships are heading closer to israel. >>> deadly storm now is crow ating a soggy mess in the pacific northwest. >> even by seattle standards, a lot of rain. already 7" and still counting. >>> cops now say the deadly explosion that blew up several homes in indianapolis may have
of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> president obama accepts another term and once again promises america change. good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. as the president wins another four years in the white house, wall street is reacting not in a good way either. the dow is tanking today. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now and is it all politics or is business at play as well, jason? >> reporter: we have a number of issues sinking the stock market today. it's one of the worst days for the market in 2012. there are election issues at play, as well. we have sectors that are under pressure from regulatory concerns, namely financial, also energy. but then i have healthcare sector doing well since romney won't be able to invalidate obamacare. there is the looming fiscal crisis and the partisanship that's prevailing up until this election, worries that congress and the white house won't be able to solve that looming fiscal crisis. but another big issue really sinking the market today is europe. we have a downgrade from the european union on growth pro
'donnell is in washington. so is former cia director david petraeus, meeting with members of congress this morning. >> he has agreed to answer questions about the attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and margaret brennan is at the u.s. capitol where closed door hearings are happening at an undisclosed underground location. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: david petraeus told intelligence committee members that the cia knew the assault on the u.s. mission in benghazi was a terrorist attack within the first 24 hours. he says the cia shared that information with the white house, the state department and other agencies. intell committee member congressman peter king told reporters following the hearing that this is a different story than what petraeus told the same committee just two days after the attack when it was described as a result of mob violence. >> general petraeus' testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, that there were terrorists involved it was thought. i told him i had a very different recollection of that. the clearer official st
seeing is that the republican establishment in washington and the establishments wherever they exist in the country, they took a shock. they are somewhat concussed. however, the base itself has been shocked and is somewhat concussed. and i think sometimes at moments of shock you can look at yourself and you can say there are ways i need change. so i actually consider this promising in some ways. it can move forward things in a good way. i think the tea party is going to have to look at itself. it's been so helpful to the republican party in the past. it saved it by not going third party in 2010, helping the republicans sweep the house. but the tea party style of rage is not one nawins over converts and makes-- that wins over converts and makes people lean towards them and say, "i want to listen to you." i think a friendly persuasion has to begin now from the republican party to people of the united states. >> schieffer: david? >> let's go back to basics. this is a race republicans should have won. they thought they were going to win it. they thought they'd take back the senate. i thi
of the senate's number two democrat, dick durbin. for analysis we'll bring in the "washington post's" david ignatius. tom ricks, august of can the gen. and our own bob orr and margaret brennan. and we'll have a farewell interview with maine's republican senator olympia snowe, who's leaving the senate because she no longer felt it was a place she could get anything done. it's been a wild week, but we'll try to put it in perspective on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. we want to get right to the story in the middle east. , israel continuing to amass troops on the period with gaza. three israelis are dead, more than 50 wounded by rocket fire. the airstrikes go on. the question now, will the israelis send their ground troops into gaza? we're going first this morning to alan pizzey who is in tel aviv. allen. >> reporter: good morning, bob. overnight the israelis continued to pound positions in gaza. they've expand their operation away from just purely military targets into the h
to washington, people compromised. now it's a dirty word? when did that happen? >> well, you know, it's a good question. it happened, unfortunately, story rapidly, and somehow people think compromising is capitulating on your principles. far from it. you have to talk with people whom you disagree. i thought how best i contribute my 34 years of experience and voice on the outside so that we don't return to this kind of dysfunction ever again, especially at this moment in time for our history. but the essence of public service is solving problems, and we've lost that central purpose. and we have to return to it. and hopefully, we have some starters here with the fiscal cliff decisions, that we can have confidence-building measures in the final analysis. because there's a sense of urgency. so hopefully the concillation of words will turn into urgency of action. >> schieffer: are you optimistic at all about them find something way to get past this fiscal cliff? >> um, i think they will. you know, i think on the short term they have to. because every thing will ratchet up the risk to the economy. w
is the filibuster, a tactic older than this frank capra movie from the 1930s. >> half of official washington is here to see democracy's finest show, the filibuster, the right to talk your head off. >> kroft: by holding forth on the senate floor for days on end, the minority can delay or block bills that have support of the majority. >> great principles don't get lost once they come to light. they're right here. >> bayh: a lot of us have seen "mr. smith goes to washington." and jimmy stewart's standing up, getting haggard, all night in the filibuster to stop some terrible bill. that doesn't happen anymore. senator's got to pick up the phone and say, "you know what? i'm going to filibuster this thing." well, that's enough to stop it. he doesn't have to go to the floor and speak all night. there's no physical discomfort involved. so the... it doesn't really require a whole lot of sacrifice on the part of the individual member to bring the whole thing to a stop. >> kroft: under today's rules, any one of the senate's 100 members can stymie legislation or judicial and executive appointments by simply thre
lack of answers that has sparked the washington guessing game. campaign strategists say pelosi is powerful and backed by her own party and she alone will decide her fate. >> most politicians don't ever get to make the choice of whether they want to stay or not stay. she can actually make that decision and it is ultimately a very personal and private decision. >> reporter: it may be a tough one. she was first elected into congress 25 years ago, sworn in with her family at her side. that was the beginning of her rise. in 2002, she had her first leadership position as the minority whip. a year later, she took the top spot as a minority leader. by 2007, she made history as the first woman to hold the position as speaker of the house, a role she held until her party lost the majority in the 2010 election. since then, she has been the minority leader. if she steps down, this could be a massive loss for her party. >> she's been one of the great democratic leaders of a generation. >> she is a fighter. she'll be a fighter every moment of her life. that's jut who -- just who she is. >> i
. let's bring in our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" bob schieffer and the coanchor of cbs "this morning," norah o'donnell. bob, too close to call? what do you think? >> i tell you, scott, what i draw from this first wave of exit polls it just underlines why the election has been so hard to figure out as it has from the beginning. the data is simply contradictory. for example, our exit polling has some good news for the president. 43% believe the president's policies favor the middle-class. 52% believe governor romney's policies favor the rich. yet 53% believe the federal government is doing too much while only 41% believe it should be doing more. so that should be good news for governor romney. and listen to this: on health care, 26% want to repeal the president's plan. but 25% want to expand it. this just tells you what we knew going in. the country is deeply divided, scott. we're going to be here for a while tonight. >> pelley: a divided nation. norah, what are you looking for? >> that's right, a divided nation. we know one of the biggest head win
, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. this mornings stocks in asia dipped on concern over the crisis. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff are going to be so severe. people are talking about a global financial crisis, another u.s. credit d
. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. defense secretary leon panetta ordered a pentagon investigation on monday involving one of the u.s. military's biggest names. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to thank you all so much for being here this morning. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms department of defense is investigating allen, and a senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelly, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petraeus's resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she is a dedicated mother and a dedicated wife. >> reporter: kelly first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affa
tuesday night, preparing dinner and drinking a glass of wine inside her brother's washington, d.c. home. sources say in her e-mail to allen, broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. she sent similar warning to other officers at central command located near kelley's home. as for those e-mails between allen and kelley, pentagon and fbi officials described them as potentially inappropriate and fli flirtatious. another official says they were more than just innocent exchanges, noting the pentagon's inspector general is involved for a reason. kelley was seen inside her home tuesday in plain view of the media circus outside. she was watching coverage of the scandal on tv. over the weekend, she made calls to 911 to complain about the journalists. >> hi. this is jill kelley. i have a guy who is in my backyard and he's not leaving. if you could send somebody out. >> reporter: both kelley and allen deny having an affair or any physical relationship. still the e-mails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines those exchanges violated the uniform code of military justice
as america's ambassador to the united nations. washington is also splitting tonight over the issue that is going to affect your taxes in just 34 days. that is the so-called fiscal cliff: automatic tax increases and federal budget cuts that will be imposed unless president obama and congress can make a deal on budget reform. not even everyone in the president's own party is with him on this and nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, a rift has opened up between the white house and liberal democrats over what should be on the table in these talks. some democrats even say they're willing to let all the bush tax cuts expire, at least temporarily, even if they don't get the deal they want. senator patti murray of washington state is one of them. she says negotiations should focus far more on raising tax revenue than cutting spending. republicans are calling democrats like you "thelma and louise" democrats because you've expressed a willingness to go off the fiscal cliff. >> i'm willing to take a very tough stand and say to those on the other side that
. to our other maps we have one car fire southbound 680 approaching washington boulevard. it looks sluggish in the commute direction in the area. also crossing the golden gate bridge, looks like they haven't done lane changes yet but so far, so good coming from marin county into san francisco. coming up, we get a check of mass transit on this rainy morning. in the meantime, back to you guys. >>> daly city has a unique problem with the rain on the way. crews are working to shore up the hillside that clams today with weeks ago because of a broken water main. they are using hay and mesh covering to keep more mud and debris from sliding down the hill. the city manager says they have to restore the hillside before they can repair the broken pipe. >>> gangs may be behind a gilroy drive by shooting. police say someone fired shots into a home on glenview drive around midnight. they also fired at a nearby parked car. according to police there were 8 people in the home during the shooting including a 4-month- old baby. no word if anybody was hit by gunfire. >>> the teen accused in a deadly crime spre
're in washington where lawmakers have just 34 days left to reach a deal before the a potentiaff deadline. that ning funded by cbs confidence is slowly starting to fade away and major is with us >>> major garret is with us in the studio. what's happening? >> americans might say, look, it feels like time is running out. they would be correct. nal republicwhite house and ote mostional republicans say they'll devote most if not all of this week, and things are slowing down and we're looking at a potential fiscal cliff stalemate. >> desmight republicans to put higher tax revenue from the wealthy on the table, democrats are scoffing. he they talked happy talk about are skofg.t we only have a auple of weeks to get something ouple of we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking aout specific things. dent obama hasbama has no new witht talks scheduled with congressional leaders but will cong phila suburban philadelphia aiday to press for an immediate bushto extend bush era tax cuts for m ers.blicans call that agningless electioneering. >> we congratulate him on his re-election. we don't know if
experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> reporter: president obama is putting pressure on congressional republicans and he's enlisting middle class americans in getting the gop to take action on taxes. >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >
on an intense final day blitz of those critical states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is it. these two candidates have one more day to make their promises attack each other, they got to be tired but looking at them over the weekend they are still going strong. president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also in ohio mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today he'll hit more swing states with ohio, wisconsin and iowa before heading home to chicago. >> after we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's bonanza included, ohio, indiana, iowa and pennsylvania. today he'll visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you're tired of being tired, not just t
to washington to begin the hard work of repairing frayed relationships with the other side after a bitter, sometimes petty campa n campaign. it was well after midnight when the president, vice president and their families hugged and waved to supporters from the stage at mccormick place after president obama declared victory. >> tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. >> this is a cbs news special report. >> reporter: in the end, the popular vote was close, reflecting a deeply divided nation. >> the president has about a million more votes. >> reporter: but the president won an out-sized victory in the electoral college, by nearly running the table in the nine battleground states. >> the state of iowa, cbs news projects, will go to president obama. barack obama will be the winner in virginia. cbs news is projecting that president obama has won the state of ohio. >> reporter: a hoarse, but clearly relieved president obama, said he had spoken to governor romney by phone and congratulated h
. >> it's a cliff. and not going over it depends on cooperation in washington. so why worry, right? cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook walks us to the precipice and looks over the edge. liz? >> reporter: in reality, the fiscal cliff is a deadline for congress and the president to reach a deal on the bush-era tax cuts. if you think this is something that just affects folks in washington, think again. the average household could pay an extra 2- to 3,000 in taxes. 1200 programs could be cut and it could increase the unemployment rate from 7.9 to 9%. for others, it could actually be worse. take a single mother with two kids making $50,000 a year. if we go over the fiscal cliff, she'll pay an extra $1,000 for an increase in social security taxes. and more than $1,000 because the bush-era income tax cuts are set to expire, meaning an extra $3,000 out of her paycheck next year. today, vice president biden predicted the two sides will come up with a solution. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> reporter: it's not just the bush-era tax cuts. going over the c
brennan in washington where she is learning more about the united states' role in the cease fire deal. >> good morning to you charlie, and to gayle. u.s. and israeli officials say u.s. president obama sealed the deal with benjamin netanyahu but hillary clinton delivered the cease fire by showing up the primary contact between the administration and netanyahu. over a decade they speak frequently. clinton was the first administration official to meet egypt's president, mohamed morsi, after his historic election. and now by elevating him to peace broker the u.s. is supporting a young islamist president who has struggled to consolidate control of his own country. >> did the u.s. have to make any deals or concessions to make this happen? >> peace comes with a price. morsi's help here is going to get egypt around $450 million in emergency cash. congress may release those funds in the coming weeks, according to administration source. house appropriations committee froze that money in september after the president had already pledged it. the white house is also going to
this morning." as you wake up in the west we begin with what's happening in washington. captioning funded by cbs >>>p >>> one>>> one white captioning funded by cbs >>>p >>> one>>> one white house adviser said ifif republicans think the election doesn't change anything that would be unfortunate as both sides are already talking. >> good morning, norah. imagine that. wz has been holding its breath to deal with the fiscal cliff. once it became clear, principle actors began weighing in. phone calls to congressional leaders and among the major players in congress. the president returned to the white house wednesday night and the reality of governing in a bitterly divided washington. one day after the election -- >> compromise is not a dirty word. i'm willing to negotiate any time on any issue. >> a spirit of cooperation was suddenly in the air. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we want you to succeed. >> reporter: good news for a president with an ambitious agenda. one he laid out tuesday night after winning a second term. >> reducing our deficit, reform ing our ta
children back in march, will be in court in washington state today. the pretrial hearing of sergeant robert bails begins monday. prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty. the hearing could last two weeks. bails has not yet entered a plea. >>> a massive wildfire in southern california shut down a major highway. the wind-driven flames burned 350 acres, about 60 miles east of los angeles, about 200 firefighters are battling the fire which broke out monday morning. several homes were evacuated and officials say traffic is flowing again on interstate 15. >>> and a beaver dam broke in washington state, sending a torrent of water and mud through a small town, about 20 miles northeast of seattle. one resident whose home was damaged by the flood, says the wall of water was about five feet high. no injuries were reported. >>> when we come back on this tuesday morning, we'll have your weather forecast, and flight fight. we'll see why the nation's number one drama at the box office doesn't fly with budweiser. y the nation's number one drama at the box office doesn't fly with budweiser. jack? jaaa
both chambers. >> schieffer: if upcertainty over making a deal were not enough, washington was rocked by the scandal involving c.i.a. chief david petraeus. we'll get the latest on petraeus and the chances of compromise on the financial argument from republican senator lindsey graham. we'll get insight on the pretty thinking from his top strategist, david axelrod. then we'll go to our all-star panel of analysts. peggy noonan of the ""wall street journal"." david gergen of harvard university. dee dee myers of "vanity fair." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigne
' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. tara mergener is in washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly took her concerns to the fbi several months ago eventually exposing the affair. now congress is demanding more details. cbs news has learned this woman 37-year-old jill kelly triggered an fbi investigation leading to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. his resignation caught many on capitol hill offguard. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: kelly went to the fbi after allegedly receiving emails from broadwell warning her to back off and to stay away from her guy. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour last february. >> i think he's a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders are going to start an inquiry of their own. they want to know why they weren't informed of the fbi investigation before it became public. >> this is something that could have ha
. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called to decide whether there is enough evidence to court-martial bales. john blackstone has been hevering in the courtroom. >> reporter: staff sergeant afghs watched the video feed from afghanistan show no reaction as ten afghans told of the night their two villages ctre awakened by gunshots. ildrenf the murder victims were children. the massacre was one of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. "the bullet hit me in the leg." 15-year-old rafiullah who was shot in the both legs told the court the same story he told us back in his village. "my uncle, my little cousin and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on kie wall." his father, samiullah, testified by video that he found four bodies, all shot in the head, including his own mother. "i saw her and cried," he said "and i could not look at her face." 39-year-old bales, ameri reed father of two young children, inved four tours of duty in ir
but texas. captioning funded by cbs >>> >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in washington. norah o'donnell is in new york. there is a lot to talk about after president obama's first white house news conference in eight months. it covered everything from the budget crisis to libya to the david petraeus scandal. >> the president himself said that so much has happened lately, people forget the election was just a week ago. nancy cordes covered the news conference. she is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, norah and our viewers in the west. the president came to the white house, eager to push his message on the fiscal cliff but also was peppered about his handling of national security, foreign policy. one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march, president obama was asked about the criticism of u.s. ambassador susan rice, his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has co
. peace efforts are under way in cairo. susan mcginnis is in washington watching it all this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the big worry now is a ground invasion on the part of israel and that is something that washington and other nations are working to keep from happening. a bomb shook gaza city awake monday morning. the abbas headquarters was just one of 80 sites the israeli military says it targeted in overnight attacks. palestinian officials say two adults and two children were killed in the early morning bombing. dozens more are missing, presumed buried under the rubble. this sixth day of air strikes follows an israeli offensive sunday that led to the deadliest day of attacks yet, at least 29 palestinians were killed, including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron-dome defense system has intercepted more than 240
. >>> in washington, republicans are digging in their heels over the possible nomination of susan rice to be the next secretary of state. 97 house republicans signed a letter to president obama saying rice misled the nation about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. rice has been criticized for saying shortly after attack that it did not appear to be an act of terrorism. >>> president obama wraps up his trip to southeast asia. his last stop was cambodia. he attended a summit of regional leaders and in a private meeting expressed his concern over human rights issues in cambodia. >>> wet weather is forecast to continue through the week in the pacific northwest. heavy rain and wind is causing extensive damage in washington and oregon. there is widespread flooding and wind damage. the storm has killed at least two people and 20,000 customers lost power. seattle is expected to get five inches of rain over the next few days. >> all of a sudden you just slam into a horrible lake in the road. >> this flooding started coming in the door a couple hours ago and now we're just trying to get thing
ginnis starts us off in washington this morning. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. this is a very tenuous cease-fire. deep mistrusts remain on both sides. it feels like both sides have their finger on the trigger. residents are gathering their belongings and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations shelter while israel and the militant group hamas spent eight days in a bloody conflict. under the cease-fire agreement hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. after a deal was reached the residents poured into the streets of gaza, cheers and celebratory gunshots replaced the sounds of gunfire. in tel aviv most israelis were happy to hear the news. >> i would like to believe that no fighting is always more good than fighting. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shut
-fire. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest this morning. good morning. >> reporter: talking about jihad being obligatory for muslims, an example of the conflicting messages that regularly come out of the brotherhood but for now the 24 hour cooling off period has passed and this uneasy peace is holding. two border crossings between gaza and egypt are open again. palestinians forced to remain in gaza when the fighting broke out can return to jobs and families abroad. travel restrictions into israel are also expected to ease. this man says thank god for the first time we have victory and we make the rules. but the israelis are also claiming victory. following the deadly eight day conflict with hamas. hamas promised it would stop firing rockets into israel, saving israel from having to launch a ground war. one israeli commander warns, though, his troops will be ready if needed. >> gaza will be a quiet place. if the terrorist organizations re-operate from gaza the future is war. >> reporter: president obama stood by israel during the fighting and still does. his administration is now p
. and i'm old enough to remember when you were a lawyer here in washington, and one of my best friends was your law partner in that old law firm. how did you get into this? i mean, what-- >> i had been writing since i was a kid. i was trying to sell short stories to the "new yorker" when i was 14 and realized if i changed my name to j.d. salinger my odds would be considerably improved. i spent 10 years writing short stories, that's what i really love to do. and i liked to read short stories in high school and college but i had no success doing that. i had a family early on, and it was something i kept doing. i went into screen play writing for a while and got an agent in hollywood which is almost impossible because most agents in hollywood i met don't know there is a state called virginia. they don't think anything exists owz of california. and i started writing my first novel "absolute power," and that kind of changed my life. i thought it would be the novel that would get the attention of an agent, and it was the big break i needed. >> schieffer: that later became a movie. >> it did
is in washington with all details this morning. good morning to you. >> talks are starting on capitol hill this week amid new signs republicans are willing to take a new look at an anti-tax pledge they made. president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid the coming fiscal cliff. about $600 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in at year-end. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what representative government should be about. no one gets all they want. if reagan and o'neill could do it, boehner and obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key here is whether or not the republicans will move away from the ideologically rigid position which has been the grover/norquist pledge which most of them signed that they will not go for additional revenues. >> reporter: for the first time, even the anti-tax pledge appears to be negotiable. several republicans are indicating they're open to breaking that promise. >> when you're $16 trillio
on the hill this week. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >>> in egypt, a rally by supporters of president mohamed morsi has been cancelled. overnight anti-government protesters clashed with police in cairo's tahrir square. they plan to press ahead with the demonstration today, demanding that morsi relent on his seizure of near absolute authority. he said the edict was temporary and only granted him limited authority. holly williams is in cairo. do we have any indication of what the president there is going to do? is he going to back down? >> good morning. well, president mohamed morsi is clearly trying to persuade people that he doesn't want to be a dictator. he met with a group of senior egyptian judges and he told them that his new immunity of the courts would only apply to sovereign matters. the problem with that is we don't know exactly what it means and it certainly won't be enough to satisfy his opponents. in fact, one of those judges described it as a frail statement. for president morsi's critics, they are still extremely angry about the series of decrees that he issu
corporations. he met with small business leaders yesterday. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: while the two sides remain deadlocked president obama is taking his case to the american people trying to drum up support. republicans are complaining that instead of being out campaigning he needs to sit down with them and work out a deal. it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their effort to keep the nation from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. a series of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> seems like our friends on the other side is having difficulty turning off the campaign. >> reporter: the white house says the campaign gives the president support from the american people. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path a majority of the american people want to take. >> reporter: president obama will try to build more support when he meets with middle class americans here in washington today. he'll ask them how the fiscal
are still being exposed in their own homes. ,, ,,,,,, fiscal cliff. but in washington today, signs of e movement amo >>> just over a month the country to go over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington today signs of some movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. >>> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> campaign for his position i did it we understand it but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor told lawmakers everything needs to
that extramarital fair with. tara mergener has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it becomings more complicated by the day, the latest development threatening the career of one o of the biggest names in the u.s. military. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head o of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned it over to the department of nefs investigator -- defense investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. that woman who sparked the investigation that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. she was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. invest
're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street over a looming fiscal crisis. >> budget cuts and tax increase that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rate sincere unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. >> everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. and i would be talking about the fiscal cliff, too, if i knew what the hell it was. >> i can't get through friday with this amount of gas. i'm really stuck. >> parts of new york rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. >> extreme weather, i believe, is here to stay. climate change is a reality. >>> judge sentenced jared lee loughner to life in prison in the massacre that injured gabby giffords. >> gabby said afterwards for her the biggest emotion was just sadness. >> seven navy s.e.a.l.s have been punished for disclosing classified information to the maker of a video game. >> deer crashed through
? >> brassiere. >> heist. >>> and why did the salmon cross the road? this is no joke. a crazy sight in washington. we got it for you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, salmon in mason county, washington, blame it on alle >>> all right, michelle. why did the fish cross the road? >> to get to the other side? >> something like that. salmon in mesa county, washington, blame it on the flooding. heavy rains left farms and roads covered in water. there goes another one. apparently it confused the fish in a big way. some residents are taking advantage of it and so are the dogs. look at that. the local dogs are happy about it. >>> 5:16. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> i cannot compete with that video. amazing stuff. traffic wise we're doing okay. a couple earlier fender- benders, everything is now out of lanes. we are "friday light" across the bay area. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza and we usually like to say this is the best indicator of how things are moving all over the bay area. as you can see, just a few headlights heading into san francisco. for the silicon valley ride, 880/237
. maine, maryland and washington will decide if same-sex marriage should be legal. minnesota voters will decide if it should be outlawed all together in their state constitution. voters in washington, oregon and colorado may decide to legalize marijuana today. >>> here in california, no issue has drawn more cash or controversy than proposition 30. that ballot question would raise taxes to prevent education budget cuts and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with more on this costly battle. >> reporter: listen to these numbers. yes on 30 campaign raised about $69 million and the no on 30 has raised about $53 million. as you mentioned, the idea behind proposition 30 is to raise taxes to prevent these education cuts but those against it say the big price tag comes with a big risk. >> the big issue, the big question is, what is the capacity of america to invest through its collective institution called our government? >> reporter: even on the way to vote governor brown took the time to stump for proposition 30. he is optimistic. >> i have a sense that people are ready to invest in the
: the president and his family arrived back in washington. the white house is their official home for four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: the president won't have a lot of time to savor his victory. the most pressuring issue on the plate is the fiscal cliff, the mix of huge cuts and automatic tax increases and it's set to go in to effect in about 7 weeks. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> reporter: economists have warned the fiscal cliff can plunge the country in to another recession. today the president has been calling congressional leaders. at least for now, he and john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation in washington. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggested. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we're greater than the thumb of our individual ambation. >> reporter: today speaker boehner started open negotiations with the president. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. it matters where it comes from and what type of reform comes with it. if there's a mandate in yester
biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the c.i.a. director received a series of harassing e-mails which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman, who sources say is not a government official, notified the f.b.i. federal agents quickly traced those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. a further investigation then revealed evidence of an extra marital affair, including numerous cryptic emales between the retired four-star general and broadwell. broadwell spent time with
nottingham is in washington, d.c. to explain why israel is not ruling out a ground assault. >> reporter: a wounded palestinian woman was rushed to the hospital this morning in gaza. civilians are getting caught in the crossfire as israel and hamas launch rockets at each other in an escalating conflict. israelis say they are targeting weapons facilities, launch sites and police stations in gaza. hamas says 24 civilians have been killed in less than 24 hours. damage is massive residential neighborhoods. police say one of at least 75 rockets landed overnight. no casualties were reported in israel. >> ordered the school to close and there are no children inside the building. >> reporter: israel is now moving troops near the border and has not ruled out a ground assault in gaza. president obama is warning israel that a further escalation may derail peace talks and a two-state solution. while traveling in asia the president also made clear that he will not second-guess the strategy of one of america's allies. >> there is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its cit
of state hillary clinton to the region. and danielle nottingham is standing by in washington, d.c. to tell us who the secretary will be meeting with later today. danielle. >> reporter: frank, secretary clinton will be meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and then tomorrow she is supposed to sit down with egypt's president. and it's really important for secretary clinton to do her best to try to broker some kind of peace deal along with the rest of the international community. they are very concerned about the violence spilling into other areas of the region and we know right now it's very volatile there not only in what's happening in israel and in gaza but also in syria and egypt and in lebanon, frank. >> now, the u.s. government has a strong stand against hamas. so who will meet with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terrorism. so that complicates the situation even further. b
ginnis is in washington with what republicans and democrats now say they are willing to do to reach a deal. >> reporter: president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid are the coming fiscal cliff, about $6 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what it's about, if regan and o'neill can do it, obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key is whether or not the republicans will move away from the id logically rigid tradition which was the grove pledge that they will not go for additional revenue. >> reporter: for the first time the antitax pledge seems to be negotiable. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the coming grief and republicans should put revenue on the table. >> reporter: but new revenue doesn't necessarily mean new taxes. >> i would be very much opposed to raising tax rates, but i believe we can close a lot of loopholes. >> reporter: and d
's twists on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing arguments in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just the choice between two candidates. it's more than just the choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit, but was on the attack again at a rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not just going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory in roanoke. >> they are making products fo
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